Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!
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  1. #1
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    Fortune Favors the BOLD, while Karma Favors the Wise!

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    Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    OK. I see so many postings about how people would do this or that if THEY were in a bad spot in the desert. Everybody knows just how they would tackle a Treasure Hunting Expedition out there! I have been TH'ing, Hiking, and Photographing this area for the last few years now. VAST and DESOLATE don't even begin to describe this area.

    In todays' modern world, I am at most 15-20 miles from my Suburban. I know that if I were snake or scorpion bitten, or got caught up in an old Spanish death trap or rockfall, there is a good chance I would die before getting back to the 'Burbn. Cell phones get no reception. Too far out for walkie-talkies. Your only hope would be to start a very smoky fire and pray that a Border Patrol Helicopter or Airplane sees the smoke, and calls in a ground unit!

    Sometimes when I'm standing on top of one of the 6000+ foot peaks looking out over the area, I try to think how I would feel 300 years ago if I were in the same place, and the nearest friendly face was two weeks walk away. That's two weeks walk in an area where you NEED a half gallon of water per day to survive, and it's only you and maybe a horse. I can't fathom it! The closest I can come is when I was in the military in Honduras and El Salvador in the mid eighties. Only me and about 11 other buddies in the middle of another 3rd world country on whose flag is a picture of an American being lynched Even then, I was just a radio call away from being helo'd out.

    Well, enough preaching. Here is the Eastern California Desert in all it's glory:
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    "You wouldn't like me when I'm mad, because I back up my rage with hard facts and logic!" - The Credible Hulk

    ............... ALWAYS REMEMBER: When you make a typo, the errorists win...................Aloha Snackbar!

  2. #2
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    Fortune Favors the BOLD, while Karma Favors the Wise!

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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    Some More......
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    "You wouldn't like me when I'm mad, because I back up my rage with hard facts and logic!" - The Credible Hulk

    ............... ALWAYS REMEMBER: When you make a typo, the errorists win...................Aloha Snackbar!

  3. #3
    us
    Fortune Favors the BOLD, while Karma Favors the Wise!

    Jan 2006
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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    More Still..........
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    "You wouldn't like me when I'm mad, because I back up my rage with hard facts and logic!" - The Credible Hulk

    ............... ALWAYS REMEMBER: When you make a typo, the errorists win...................Aloha Snackbar!

  4. #4
    us
    Fortune Favors the BOLD, while Karma Favors the Wise!

    Jan 2006
    Arizona Vagrant
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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    And Some.........
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    "You wouldn't like me when I'm mad, because I back up my rage with hard facts and logic!" - The Credible Hulk

    ............... ALWAYS REMEMBER: When you make a typo, the errorists win...................Aloha Snackbar!

  5. #5
    us
    Fortune Favors the BOLD, while Karma Favors the Wise!

    Jan 2006
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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    And For Some Local Color.......
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    "You wouldn't like me when I'm mad, because I back up my rage with hard facts and logic!" - The Credible Hulk

    ............... ALWAYS REMEMBER: When you make a typo, the errorists win...................Aloha Snackbar!

  6. #6
    us
    Fortune Favors the BOLD, while Karma Favors the Wise!

    Jan 2006
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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    This last couple of pics is of a local mountain called Indian Head Peak. I have seen a few faces carved into mountains by Spaniards that were less obviously man made than this one, but nobody (not park rangers, local Indians, nor the Yaqui Tribe whom many things in this area are named after) know anything about who cut this mountain.

    I just wish I could post these in their native RAW Format at 17MP ea. As vast and Desolate as this place is, it is beautiful as well!

    Enjoy-Mike
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    "You wouldn't like me when I'm mad, because I back up my rage with hard facts and logic!" - The Credible Hulk

    ............... ALWAYS REMEMBER: When you make a typo, the errorists win...................Aloha Snackbar!

  7. #7

    Feb 2004
    Colorado
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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    Great Pictures
    Thanks for sharing

    George

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    ca
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    Yes, Thankyou, Your Pictures are very Nice, Good Clarity, Color, Scope of it's vastness....I've been to Indian Head, your pictures are much better than mine.....Thanks again......Happy Trails

  9. #9
    us
    Fortune Favors the BOLD, while Karma Favors the Wise!

    Jan 2006
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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    These pics have not been photoshopped other than brightness, contrast, and sharpness. None of the shapes have been touched.

    I was thinking of starting a thread about just this to see if anybody has heard anything about it. What do you think?
    "You wouldn't like me when I'm mad, because I back up my rage with hard facts and logic!" - The Credible Hulk

    ............... ALWAYS REMEMBER: When you make a typo, the errorists win...................Aloha Snackbar!

  10. #10

    Mar 2005
    Northwest Oklahoma
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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  11. #11
    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
    Az/NM/Ca/Nv/Tx
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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    MR. Gollum ! :

    PLEASE!

    NO MORE PICTURES! :P
    You're making me DESERT(home) Sick!
    AS a TH'er, I can just imagine what is back in there!
    Or!
    Over that next mnt. top!
    Or!
    Up that canyon ....
    Or!................

    CptBil & Bugs

  12. #12
    us
    Fortune Favors the BOLD, while Karma Favors the Wise!

    Jan 2006
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    Re: Pictures of E. Ca. Desert for Those Who Have Never Seen Real Vastness!!

    Hey Capt. Bill. I know what you mean! In pic# 9, the wash to the left is called
    "Quartz Vein Wash"and the hillsides all over the area are covered in prospector coyote holes, and veins of quartz from one-quarter inch thick to three feet thick. Problem is, it's in a State Park (NO METAL DETECTORS!!!!!). What a waste !
    "You wouldn't like me when I'm mad, because I back up my rage with hard facts and logic!" - The Credible Hulk

    ............... ALWAYS REMEMBER: When you make a typo, the errorists win...................Aloha Snackbar!

 

 

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